Our Environmental Impact

APRA AMCOS Environmental Impact Statement

APRA AMCOS has always been conscious of its impact to the environment and is committed to managing its environmental footprint. Our Head Office in Sydney enforces strong Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) initiatives:

  • displacement air-conditioning system with natural ventilation mode
  • minimal artificial lighting and added control from motion sensors
  • energy efficient lighting sources
  • water-saving devices
  • stormwater collection and re-use
Employees are encouraged to commit to energy efficient behaviours such as turning off monitors at the end of each working day. Our teleconferencing and videoconferencing facilities have helped to reduce the impact of flights. Our Head Office is also subjected to monitoring and reporting of our waste outputs.
This year we pledged our support to Green Music Australia, an organisation committed to harnessing the cultural power of music and musicians, to lead the way to a greener world.

The APRA and AMCOS Boards approved a plan to diversify APRA AMCOS’ investments to include financial institutions which provide zero support for fossil fuel producers, which has grown our investment base from two institutions to seven. Our policy directs that no more than 25% of investable funds be placed with any single financial institution, to ensure financial prudence. We’re also harnessing our influence to encourage other music industry organisations to follow a similar path in support of Green Music Australia’s many initiatives.
"If it’s a cultural change we need, who better to help deliver it than musicians? We’ve been a part of every major movement for social change, from civil rights in the US, to feminism and Indigenous self-determination in Australia. If musicians can start the process of reducing our own impact on the planet, we can lead the way to a greener world.”
Tim Hollo, Director of Green Music Australia.

Greenhouse gas emissions

(tonnes of CO2 equivalent)

Our greenhouse gas emissions have been calculated as tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). The calculation of tCO2e is used to accurately compare the emissions of various energy outputs. The emissions factors used to calculate our tCO2e for purchased electricity, purchased gas, waste to landfill and recyclable waste (paper and cardboard) have been extracted from the most up to date version of the Australian National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors, released in August 2015.

Breakdown of waste